Prior to 2008, I was a "broken glass republican", now I'm a broken glass voter.
I'd still crawl over broken glass to vote for a conservative but no political party owns my vote.
Prior to 2008, I was a “broken glass republican”, now I’m a broken glass voter.
I’d still crawl over broken glass to vote for a conservative but no political party owns my vote.
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I agree but it took until this last year for me to change. You couldn’t get me to stay home on election day. Because I had to bring my mother out to our ranch, we had to drive 32 miles to vote early (at the county courthouse).
In my rural town, voter turnout was about 45%, but it wasn’t the Evangelicals or even the Protestants that stayed home, it was the Democrats (mostly Catholic and unchurched). Almost all the Republicans voted according to the election chair (my mother’s next door neighbor). The reason the dems stayed home was they didn’t like either one of them. The few Evangelicals in town (about 8%) ALL voted.